London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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A classic slice of amateur British motor sport at Silverstone for the '8 Clubs Race Meet'.
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The '8 Clubs Race Meet' at Silverstone was the coming together of some of the largest motor racing clubs in the country. The competition was popular because of its chaotic nature: loose entry requirements and a handicap system which allowed a highly disparate variety of car classes to compete. Highlights include a hell-for-leather standing start and a female racing driver.
News 1980 5 mins Location: Silverstone
At Silverstone, the home of British Motor Sports, disabled driver Martin Sharpe warms up 'Big Sam', a Datsun 240Z, ready for a big race.
News 1981 3 mins Location: Silverstone
Silverstone Circuit, home of British Motor Sports host an event for disabled drivers, with Prince Charles taking a turn on the assault course.
Amateur film 1983 16 mins Silent Location: Silverstone
All the advertising and allure of motor racing captured at the Silverstone race circuit in the 80s.
Documentary 1963 17 mins Location: Northampton
Your employer is relocating to Northampton. Will this film convince you it's a good idea for you too?
Non-Fiction 1952 24 mins Silent Location: Peterborough
Local newsreel cameras cover the Peterborough area well with a mix of processions, displays and motor racing at Silverstone where Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn were in action.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.